This section of the Advocacy Toolkit provides helpful tips on contacting legislators on the state and federal levels through letter writing, phone calls, and in-person meetings.


Find Your Districts:
You can find both legislative and congressional districts at this link.

Tips for Meeting with Legislators:
This link provides an overview of how to meet with legislators.

Advocacy by Letter, Postcard, or Email:
How to contact your legislator via written word.

Advocacy By Telephone:
How to contact your legislator over the phone.

Communicating with Congress: Emails, Letters, and Phone Calls:
Tips for contacting federal elected officials.

Developing Effective Messages/Desarrollo de Mensajes Efectivos:
This link outlines how to create an effective message to take to legislative meetings, including a template to use in preparation. (English/Español)

8 Tips for a Successful Olympia Visit:
Read this document before preparing for a visit with your state legislators.

8 Tips for a Successful Congressional Visit:
Read this document before preparing for a visit with your federal legislators.

Meeting with Your Legislator During the Interim:
The Washington State legislature is in session only a few months per year. The off-season is a great time to meet with elected officials in their home districts to discuss the issues that matter to you!